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Do you want to know more about the changes to NCEA?

In August, the Ministry of Education held 30 regional hui for anyone wanting to learn more about the changes:

  • What did we hear from New Zealanders last year that led to the changes?
  • Key things you need to know about the changes
  • How will the changes impact and benefit students, teachers and kaiako, parents and whānau, and the wider community?
  • When will the changes happen?

Download the 'Understanding the changes to NCEA' presentation slides

Other regional engagements for the sector

In addition to these events, there are 14 Regional Engagement Leads (all principals) who will also be facilitating conversations at meetings in their respective regions for school leaders to be involved in.

Their details are:

Region Name School
Tai Tokerau Doreen Bailey Taipa Area School
Auckland Central and North Shore Steven Hargreaves Macleans College
West Auckland Maurie Abraham Hobsonville Point Secondary
Manakau Counties Tom Van Der Laan Waiuku College
Waikato John Inger Morrinsville College
Bay of Plenty Patrick Walsh John Paul College
Hawkes Bay/Tairāwhiti Robin Fabish Tamatea High School
Taranaki Paula Wells Sacred Heart Girls’ College
Whanganui / Manawatu Gary Yeatman Awatapu College
Wellington Murray Lucas Tawa College
Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast Daniel Wilson Nayland College
Canterbury Phillip Holstein Burnside High School
Otago/Southland Glenis Sim Tokomairiro High School

Improving support for students who sit NCEA through Māori-medium education is long overdue. The Ministry is working closely with both Ngā Kura a Iwi o Aotearoa and Te Rūnanga Nui o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori to ensure we are supporting wharekura and working with them to design the changes so that they work for ākonga Māori.

Leading your own conversations

Once you have a good understanding of the NCEA Change Package, we encourage you to hold meetings of your own within your school and wider community. It’s important that teachers, students, and family and whānau also have a good understanding of the changes and how they will impact them.

We have developed a toolbox to help support you with these conversations.

If you have questions, please email us at ncea.review@education.govt.nz.